The testing of a bond

@article{Zahavi1977TheTO,
  title={The testing of a bond},
  author={Amotz Zahavi},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1977},
  volume={25},
  pages={246-247}
}
  • A. Zahavi
  • Published 1 February 1977
  • Materials Science
  • Animal Behaviour

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